Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Dogfish Brings Up Old S**t!

Theombroma, straight from the off-centered brain trust at Dogfish Head Brewing, has landed at The Beer Authority. Like many of their other occasional rarities, this one has a story to tell. To quote from their website:

This beer is based on chemical analysis of pottery fragments found in Honduras which revealed the earliest known alcoholic chocolate drink used by early civilizations to toast special occasions. The discovery of this beverage pushed back the earliest use of cocoa for human consumption more than 500 years to 1200 BC. As per the analysis, Dogfish Head’s Theobroma (translated into 'food of the gods') is brewed with Aztec cocoa powder and cocoa nibs (from our friends at Askinosie Chocolate), honey, chilies, and annatto (fragrant tree seeds).

Try one for yourself today - you've been good, have a beer!